A.C.E. of SW Minnesota is proud to be the sponsoring agency of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in southwest Minnesota. The RSVP Program provides an opportunity for volunteers to share the skills and talents that they have spent years perfecting, and to put their life experiences into motion for others, thereby benefiting our communities in the process!
A National Program with Local Impact – as a part of the Senior Corps program, RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and better, with more than 400,000 volunteers tackling tough issues nationwide. It is operated under the direction of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency.
- Receive free supplemental accident and liability insurance while volunteering
- Receive limited reimbursement of transportation and meal expenses
- Be the “Guest of Honor” at an annual Volunteer Appreciation event
- Meet new people
- Be an important part of a great cause
- Remain active in your community
- Keep your mind and body active by learning new things and developing new skills
Volunteers often find that they receive far more than they give. The quality of life is enriched by active participation in community service. But most of all, local communities benefit because of volunteers’ willingness to share their most valuable possessions: their time and their talents!
To qualify as an RSVP volunteer:
- You must be 55 years of age or older and in good general health
- Be flexible and available to volunteer when needed in your service area of choice
- Have compassion, patience, flexibility, and respect for others
- Work well with diverse individuals, groups, and organizations
The following is small sampling of the current Volunteer opportunities that exist:
- Mentoring adults, youth, or children
- Helping improve the environment
- Community promotion
- Health and human service needs
- Helping at libraries or museums
- Transportation services
- Delivering Meals on Wheels
- Providing Respite Care
- Lead an exercise program – Bone Builders (link to pictures)
You get to choose when and where to invest your valuable time and talents. Contact your local A.C.E. Volunteer Office for more information:
Or fill out our online enrollment form below:
ACE of Southwest Minnesota is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service “Senior Corps – RSVP Program”, Minnesota Board on Aging, MNRAAA, and the United Way Agency. It is also sponsored locally by Cottonwood, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Redwood, and Rock counties.